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Rep. Andy Barr: Americans Need Answers About Coronavirus Origin

Rep. Andy Barr: Americans Need Answers About Coronavirus Origin
U.S. Rep. Andy Barr speaks during a news conference with a bipartisan group of House members outside the U.S. Capitol. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

By    |   Friday, 24 April 2020 08:21 AM

Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., said Americans deserve answers about how the coronavirus crisis started and how to prevent something like this from ever happening again.

Barr made his comments in a column for Fox News posted Friday. He renewed his call, made Wednesday on Newsmax TV, for an investigation into China’s role in sparking the pandemic.

“So this month, I introduced House Concurrent Resolution 97, legislation that would establish a bipartisan, joint select committee to investigate the origins of and China handling of the COVID-19 outbreak,” he said in the column.

“The committee would be comprised of 20 members of Congress, 10 from the House and 10 from the Senate, led by two co-chairs, one appointed by the speaker of the House and one appointed by the Senate majority leader.”

He maintained that the focus on China is “well-founded.”

“Just over two years ago, diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a bioresearch laboratory in the Hubei Province,” he said. “The American officials were so alarmed by what they saw, they sent a series of sensitive but unclassified cables to the State Department, warning their superiors that Chinese scientists were performing highly risky research into “SARS-like coronaviruses in bats” using deficient safety procedures.”

He noted the U.S. intelligence community is “looking into this laboratory and Congress should as well.”

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